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Dr, Wife may be pregnant, please help, panic mode

Sep 2, 2011

My wife just took a home pregnancy test, came back pregnant. She then took a 2nd one, same result. Ive had no intercourse with anyone besides her, but about a month ago I did receive a few handjobs at massage parlors, with oil. This happened like 4 months ago as well. Nothing else happened.

Do You reccommend I test for HIV or other STD's? I'm totally starting to panic here. I will donate large for your answer.

Response from Dr. Frascino


I see no reason for panic. The HIV-acquisition risk from massage parlor hand-jobs is essentially nonexistent. The only reason to consider HIV testing would be to gain psychological peace of mind. (There is no other medical justification.) I'm completely confident your HIV-antibody-test result would be negative.

Your "panic mode" is most likely related to guilt. I recommend leveling with your wife. It's not only the best way to confront guilt; it's also the right thing to do.

Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's very warmly appreciated.

Be well and congratulations on your pending fatherhood!

Dr. Bob

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